Sensory-Motor Activities for Individuals with Autism

RecyclingOTPublished: March 16, 2018Updated: March 17, 201892 views
Published: March 16, 2018Updated: March 17, 2018

Children and adults on the autism spectrum often benefit from sensory stimulation that promotes calm, focus, engagement and decreases agitation. Walking and moving up and down stimulates the vestibular (balance) system. Wearing a weighted or pressure vest and moving weighted objects stimulates the proprioceptive sensory receptors in muscles and joints. These types of sensory-motor activities help children to develop coordination and body awareness. Parents and teachers may set up play and learning centers incorporating these types of sensory stimulation.

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